july design challenge with peacock and lime

July 2016 colour design challenge

Ack! The end of July is almost upon us, and again, cutting it so close … with another last minute submission for Dry Gulch’s colour design challenge. This month’s theme revolves around sunny & bright, fresh, summer colours in terracotta, golden sand, lemon meringue, green juice and avocado. I ended up creating two pieces for this challenge – a necklace, and a bracelet. The first … Continue reading July 2016 colour design challenge

June 2016 colour design challenge

Happy June! Are you ready for the 6th installment of Dry Gulch‘s monthly colour design challenge?  (It is so hard to believe that we are halfway through the year already!) June’s colour palette is inspired by tattered peonies …  (Henna artwork design by Nikita ) … and the piece I created to match, is a multi layered wrap bracelet full of these lovely warm hues … This “Mexican Sand” … Continue reading June 2016 colour design challenge

a pretty penny

” See a penny, pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck.” image courtesy: Niky Sayers, Bits of NikNats Yesterday was definitely a good luck day 🙂 A package of highly anticipated supplies arrived, and they are more beautiful than could have been imagined! After first setting eyes on Niky Sayer‘s amazing coin clasp (shown here in the 2014 Bead Soup Blog Party mix) … I’ve had … Continue reading a pretty penny

bead soup blog party reveal

Oh … so exciting!   Today is the day … the BIG REVEAL for all those participating in Lori Anderson’s 8th annual Bead Soup Blog Party! I can.not.wait. to see what everyone has designed and created! My beautiful bead soup (if you’ll remember, from the lovely Niky Sayers) has been simmering and stewing away for a few weeks now.  It has finally finished percolating, having left a delightful … Continue reading bead soup blog party reveal

who doesn’t love surprises?!

A little surprise package came in the mail a couple of weeks ago … if you’ll recall – Lori Anderson was hosting not only her annual Bead Soup Blog Party a while back, but also a Pinterest contest for those interested in participating. Well, my goodie package not only contained a prize from that contest from Nina Designs (for having been chosen in the Best … Continue reading who doesn’t love surprises?!

winners of the 7th bead soup blog party contest

This year, a new element was added to Lori Anderson’s Bead Soup Blog Party, and that was a “little” Pinterest contest. Judged by Lori and a panel of 6, these judges … Beaducation, Fusion Beads, Kalmbach Publishing, Lima Beads, Nina Designs & PJ Tool & Craft …  had to go through over 900 spectacular pieces created by 541 participants from far and wide across this lovely planet.  No small feat indeed! … Continue reading winners of the 7th bead soup blog party contest

bead soup blog party – revealed!

Are you ready?!  Well, it’s finally that time!  Time to reveal just what exactly was created with the lovely assortment of beads & findings that Fay of  Fay Wolfenden Designs sent me – back in February for Lori Anderson‘s Bead Soup Blog Party! With so many pretty handmade components, it was trying to figure out the best way to show them off, that was quite … Continue reading bead soup blog party – revealed!